Careers / Internships

Following the credo of Mary Lyon, the department has a proud tradition of connecting its rigorous curricular program with career exploration opportunities for students. We have built an alumnae directory to provide current students with assistance when searching for internships or employment either in the U.S. or internationally. Many of these alumnae continued their studies in German and other fields at the most renowned graduate and professional schools in the United States and abroad. Finally, we provide students with optimal support during the application process for stipend and internship opportunities in science, business, politics, journalism, film, and the arts—to name but a few—as well as study, research, and teaching fellowships abroad.

Internships (International and Domestic)

Students are also encouraged to explore internship possibilities with their advisor and use their Lynk funding to embark on summer internships or research abroad to perfect their German language skills. Kirk Lange in the McCulloch Center can provide more details on international internships funding and details. The Career Development Center has also created the Intern Network to connect students with current and former interns, and employers.

Online Resources

  • Accessed through LyonNet
    • The Vault Online Career Library provides specific career summaries and guidance for internships, interviewing, resume- and cover-letter-writing. Occupational surveys from real employees in each industry are also available.
    • GoinGlobal provides country-specific career information, expert advice, and insider tips for finding employment opportunities at home and abroad. 
  • German Embassy: Browse the Embassy website for information on the German labor market, obtaining a visa, and application processes.
  • Proz-The Translators Workplace: Great for anyone interested in picking up spot-jobs in document translation - offers dozens of job postings every day.
  • Idealist: Find internships and jobs at non-profits organizations in German-speaking countries or in the United States.
  • Teach English Abroad: The Transitions Abroad website offers several articles and guides to teaching ESL abroad, as well as a links page of the best ESL overseas teaching programs.
  • Spotlight on Careers: An overview of environmental careers. Lists the best environmental job-search websites and non-profit sites.
  • Vault Online Career Library – connect through LyonNet: Provides specific career summaries and guidance for internships, interviewing, resume- and cover-letter-writing. Occupational surveys from real employees in each industry are also available.

Career Resource Library:

Helpful Advisors:

  • Career Advisors and Peer Career Assistants at the CDC are here to help students find jobs and internships, improve their resume and cover letters, and access online and print resources. Contact the CDC for an appointment.
  • Alumnae who studied this major or are working in the industry can provide valuable guidance when considering career options, including internships, jobs, and graduate school. Find alums through the Alumnae Association Member Directory.
  • A student's professors may also be a source of advice on career questions in their field of expertise.

Students with this major have completed internships and/or jobs at:

  • Meridian International Center
  • Morrison & Foster, LLP
  • Insight Direct
  • Massachusetts Superior Court
  • US Department of the Interior
  • Laurin Publishing Co.
  • Theodor Storm Gesellschaft, Germany
  • The Franklin Institute Science Museum
  • US Embassy Berlin
  • National Yiddish Book Center
  • Dept. of Justice, Office of Immigration
  • Haus Publishing, Ltd.

Great positions for students with this major:

  • Teacher
  • Program Associate/Coordinator
  • Lawyer
  • Legal Assistant
  • Translator
  • Writer/Editor
  • Government worker
  • Librarian
  • International Businessperson
  • Analyst
  • Embassy Worker
  • Publishing Assistant